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Post by Ben Reilly on Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:19 pm

Consider: within the last month, Burning Man announced it was accepting Bitcoin donations, while Xapo declared it was (in some unspecified way) securing its Bitcoin wallets on satellites. Add those together, and what do you get? That’s right: we now live in a world where you can donate virtual cryptocurrency to an ephemeral city, from space.

Back in foggy San Francisco, where security guards protect custom GIF projectors outside the BART tunnels that house the homeless, because that’s how America works, I humbly coined a new law ...

http://techcrunch.com/2015/01/24/this-industry-is-still-completely-ridiculous/

Some great examples of "Yo's Law" in action at the source geek

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Post by Ben Reilly on Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:24 pm

One of the better examples listed is an unlicensed Frozen app that lets you deliver Anna's baby:


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Post by Guest on Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:24 pm

Ben_Reilly wrote:One of the better examples listed is an unlicensed Frozen app that lets you deliver Anna's baby:

Shocked W,T.F Shocked i don`t remember that in the movie ??

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Post by veya_victaous on Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:43 am

korban dallas wrote:
Ben_Reilly wrote:One of the better examples listed is an unlicensed Frozen app that lets you deliver Anna's baby:

Shocked W,T.F Shocked i don`t remember that in the movie ??

Pretty sure someone had a regular 'baby delivering app' (Don't know why but hey they exist Suspect ) and then just whacked 'frozen' branding around it, hoping to increase the hit rate... kids are searching for frozen games.
kids download game cause it says frozen, the more downloads the higher you get in the search results thus more other people we also see it.

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Post by veya_victaous on Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:56 am

Everything goes according to Plan

From "only nerds will use the Internet" to "everyone stares at their smartphones all day long!" in 20 years. Not bad Cool Cool Cool


The ridiculousness has metastasized. It is no longer confined within the bubble of the tech industry. Consider the Sony hack. A brief recap: somebody logic-bombed Sony back to the twentieth century. The FBI declared: “North Korea!” The security community responded: “Your so-called evidence is incredibly unconvincing!” And we we were all faced with the hilariously terrifying possibility that technology is now moving so fast that the US government can no longer distinguish a rogue state with nuclear weapons from a gang of trolls in it for the lulz.

You might think the USA’s array of fearsome Three-Letter Agencies, and their ongoing campaign to surveil the entire planet, ought to give them the benefit of the doubt…but the more we learn about those TLAs, the more they seem like bloated hives of overfunded incompetents trying to overcome their intellectual shortcomings with brute force and billions of dollars.

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Post by Ben Reilly on Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:02 am

You might think the USA’s array of fearsome Three-Letter Agencies, and their ongoing campaign to surveil the entire planet, ought to give them the benefit of the doubt…but the more we learn about those TLAs, the more they seem like bloated hives of overfunded incompetents trying to overcome their intellectual shortcomings with brute force and billions of dollars.

You might think the USA’s array of fearsome Three-Letter Agencies, and their ongoing campaign to surveil the entire planet, ought to give them the benefit of the doubt…but the more we learn about those TLAs, the more they seem like bloated hives of overfunded incompetents trying to overcome their intellectual shortcomings with brute force and billions of dollars.

You might think the USA’s array of fearsome Three-Letter Agencies, and their ongoing campaign to surveil the entire planet, ought to give them the benefit of the doubt…but the more we learn about those TLAs, the more they seem like bloated hives of overfunded incompetents trying to overcome their intellectual shortcomings with brute force and billions of dollars.

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Post by Lone Wolf on Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:01 am


  APPARENTLY the USA has something like 17 such "TLAs", just at the Federal level ...

PLUS that funnily (mis)named and misbgotten 'Homeland Security" mob..

AND reputedly not only are those incompetent nongs working in those TLAs totally incapable of distinguishing the difference between the Internet and intercourse (hence their frequently heard outbursts of such expletive profanities as "What the fu** !"..) ~  NOR do most of them apparently even know which end of their compootuhs to put the petrol in     ~  BUT most of those agencies WON'T even talk to one another !

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Post by Ben Reilly on Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:58 pm

Lone Wolf wrote:
  APPARENTLY the USA has something like 17 such "TLAs", just at the Federal level ...

PLUS that funnily (mis)named and misbgotten 'Homeland Security" mob..

AND reputedly not only are those incompetent nongs working in those TLAs totally incapable of distinguishing the difference between the Internet and intercourse (hence their frequently heard outbursts of such expletive profanities as "What the fu** !"..) ~  NOR do most of them apparently even know which end of their compootuhs to put the petrol in     ~  BUT most of those agencies WON'T even talk to one another !

And of course, they don't know better than to head out at 3 a.m. and crash their hobby drones into trees within the White House perimeter fence, sending the entire building on lockdown ... http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/02/politics/white-house-drone-crasher-apology/

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